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A neighbor who's always full of 'Hope'

May 23, 2016

Good fences, it has been said, make good neighbors. The witticism has been attributed to American poet Robert Frost, who knew plenty about the road "less traveled" in a literal and figurative sense. He also undoubtedly knew that a bad neighbor ...

In appellate briefs, focus on being brief

May 23, 2016

Diane Slomowitz The Daily Record Newswire Appellate briefs. The bane of some lawyers, the boon of others, including me. Section 809.19, Wis. Stats. lays out the basic specifications for Court of Appeals briefs, Sec. 809.62 for Supreme Court Petitions for ...

A neighbor who's always full of 'Hope'

May 23, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Good fences, it has been said, make good neighbors. The witticism has been attributed to American poet Robert Frost, who knew plenty about the road “less traveled” in a literal and figurative sense. He ...

How this litigator fell for a scam

May 23, 2016

Nick Roumel NachtLaw He came to my door on Greek Easter morning.  Our doorbell doesn’t ring often, especially early on Sundays. I had just gotten out of the shower, and when I heard the bell, quizzically went to put on a shirt before answering ...

The art of making bread

May 23, 2016

Nick Roumel I have a friend who owns a bakery. He once told me that making bread is not so much a science as it is an art. He explained, with some frustration, “I can make it with the exact same ingredients, in the exact same way, but it will never turn ...

Going 'green' for PTSD victims

May 23, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek On April 20, people celebrate the king of all things green marijuana. And on Weed Day, Colorado's Department of Health and Environment agreed to provide funding for a groundbreaking marijuana study. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) ...